C-Tier Justification from the TD.
It is what it is. The reality of the event is that the C-Tier gives people a chance to play in the Wide Open and enjoy the courses that the Pro's play on and then watch the top players in the world on our courses. If you are playing in the C-Tier you get that chance. You also don't have to pay the mandated PDGA fee. Reality check is this, there used to not be Int./Rec divisions, they are relatively new, so you had to play ADV if you wanted to play. This is why we used to have 2 pools of Adv Men in some of the previous years of the Wide Open.
Now we don't, and honestly it is a volunteer staffing issue, and players enjoyment level. If you want to play in the "Wide Open" A-Tier you may, it is a choice you have to make. As for most of the Rec/Int players watching the pro's that come to town really once a year should be more fun than playing an additional round.
The bottom line, we want you to enjoy the event, have a chance to play the courses that the pro's are playing on, and watch some great golf. You can do this now, and it is an option that wasn't available before.
We really need more volunteers than you can imagine, so if you are that upset, come help out we need the support.
Basically we need over 120 volunteer shifts covered, on top of 15 dedicated staff.....
Thursday Check in @ Blue Valley-ideally 4-6 people CheckIn from 11-5 @ Course and after meeting at hotel-need to have another 2 people at hotel to handle this.
1 Course Director, 2 asst CD’s-spotters/movers on the following holes: 1, 3, 4, 7, 9, 14, 18 Days Friday all day, and Saturday 1 round, water jugs(11) needed on every other hole=10 people needed at Blue Valley
Fri 7:45AM-1PM=7 Volunteers Needed
Fri 12:45PM-6PM=7 Volunteers Needed
Sat 10:45AM-4PM=7 Volunteers Needed
1 Course Director, 2 asst CD’s-Spotters/movers on the following holes: 1, 2, (protect #3 as well), 4, 8, 9, 10, 14, 16, Days Friday afternoon round, Saturday all day, Sunday morning. Water jugs(
every 3 holes=9 people needed at Rosedale
Fri 1:45PM-6PM=6 Volunteers needed
Sat 7:45AM-12:30 PM=6 Volunteers needed
Sat 1:45PM-6PM=6 Volunteers needed
Sun 7:45AM-12PM=6 Volunteers needed
1 Course Director, 2 asst CD’s-Spotters/movers on the following holes: 3, 4, 5, 6, 14, Days Friday Morning, Saturday all day, and Sunday morning, water jugs(
needed at 3, 5 2@7, 2@15 =8 people needed at WaterWorks
Fri 8:45AM-12:30 PM=5 Volunteers needed
Sat 7:45AM-12:30PM=5 Volunteers needed
Sat 1:45PM-6PM=5 Volunteers needed
Sun 7:45AM-12PM=5 Volunteers needed
Swope Gold 2013-TD 2 asst TD’s-Spotters/Movers on the following holes: 4-5(2), next long one(2), 11 long placement, 13(2) long placement, 14 long placement, Days Saturday all day, Sunday all Day, Water Jugs(13) every other hole (4@ Shelter)=11 people needed, and all hands on deck for the final 9
Sat 7:45AM-1PM=8 Volunteers needed
Sat 12:45AM-6PM=8 Volunteers needed
Sun 9:15AM-1PM=8 Volunteers needed
Sun 1:45-3:30PM=9 Volunteers needed
Games for BBQ on Saturday
Speed Putting, and KC Hold’Em we need to have people volunteer to keep time for an hour at a time from 5-9 ideally 2/hour=16 volunteers